Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 27 Jun 2014, 13:56

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I can pretty much tell what the comimng days' weather is going to be, especially after listening to the Inshore Forecast...


how far inland does the QE2 sail then Jim :o :twisted: #-o :roll: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 27 Jun 2014, 15:04

Just noticed that citroen have officially launched the new C1. This means that Jims car is officially old. :evil::oops::D:lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 27 Jun 2014, 17:21

daviemck2006 wrote:Just noticed that citroen have officially launched the new C1. This means that Jims car is officially old. :evil::oops::D:lol:


Now I know why it was so cheap :-D

The new one I believe has a 1.2 engine with emissions below 99 whatsits so therefore VED free.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jun 2014, 05:13

Finally, the real proof I really do have a C1 :wink:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 28 Jun 2014, 07:16

Quartz Silver ? Nooooooo....... It should be red ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 28 Jun 2014, 07:25

He already has a red Citroen (the Activa), a blue one (the V6), but he is getting rid of a silver one (the XM), so I would guess that he likes those colours and wants to keep continuity.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jun 2014, 07:46

Hell Razor5543 wrote:He already has a red Citroen (the Activa), a blue one (the V6), but he is getting rid of a silver one (the XM), so I would guess that he likes those colours and wants to keep continuity.


Nope, sorry to blow your lovely assessment of my colour choices apart James. It was what was available at the price :) Makes a change from a red one anyway..

Just having breakfast and then I'm off to replace an Activa wheel bearing. Sod the weather :twisted: I want to drive my Activa!
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Re: Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 28 Jun 2014, 09:47

Hell Razor5543 wrote:He already has a red Citroen (the Activa), a blue one (the V6), but he is getting rid of a silver one (the XM), so I would guess that he likes those colours and wants to keep continuity.


I cannot for the life of me imagine Jim buying a car because of its colour, even a brand new one unless he asked "What's the cheapest colour? "

I know Jim's not a tight-arse but I imagine what colour of C1 he ended up with probably wasn't particularly high on his list of important features.
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Re: Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 28 Jun 2014, 09:49

CitroJim wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:He already has a red Citroen (the Activa), a blue one (the V6), but he is getting rid of a silver one (the XM), so I would guess that he likes those colours and wants to keep continuity.


Nope, sorry to blow your lovely assessment of my colour choices apart James. It was what was available at the price :) Makes a change from a red one anyway..

Just having breakfast and then I'm off to replace an Activa wheel bearing. Sod the weather :twisted: I want to drive my Activa!


Enjoy your day Jim. I enjoyed fixing the DRK yesterday. Gave me some confidence back that I haven't lost all my mechanical abilities! I'll probably finally fit the new fuel pump I have for it today.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 28 Jun 2014, 10:14

Funny thing is I would say 80% of the C1's I see up this way are red, and most of them 5 door as well. And there are a lot of C1's around now that I'm keeping an eye out for them - they're everywhere.

Quite a lot more than there are of Peugeot 107's and far more than Toyota Aygo's. For whatever reason (price?) most people go with the Citroen version of this platform...
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Post by Northern_Mike » 28 Jun 2014, 10:49

Toyotas, like Hondas are thought of as an old farts car, apart from the MR2.

Citroens or Pugs aren't. I suspect that's one big reason you see more.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 28 Jun 2014, 11:19

I expect the 4 figure price difference is the actual big reason.
Also pug are pushing their just add fuel scheme still which jacks up the monthly price and on such a car people aren't to bothered about those bits being included.
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Re: Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jun 2014, 13:12

northern_mike wrote:I know Jim's not a tight-arse but I imagine what colour of C1 he ended up with probably wasn't particularly high on his list of important features.


You're right Mike :-D The colour wasn't important at all... Silver is not common in a C1. Had I had unlimited choice I'd have had either the metallic blue or the yellow. Yellow would have been the slight preference over blue...

Torrential rain has stopped play on the Activa. New bearing has been pressed into the hub and just waiting for the weather to clear so I can refit to the car and reassemble,

The old bearing was very rough indeed.

I might now be able to enjoy the car for a while without problems. Who knows :roll:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jun 2014, 16:22

The Activa is finally fixed and silent :D Job went Ok but had to take a break of a couple of hours for a torrential rain storm to pass :twisted:

It was the nearside bearing and as soon as I had the hub off I could feel it as rough as anything.

Clearly the original bearing as it took 11 tons in the press to get it moving. It also highlighted how badly distorted my press is now from far too many abuses when pressing out very well rusted-in wheel bearings in both XMs and Xantias. The moveable press bed is now as bent as a nine-bob note and it makes the job of pressing new bearings in nice and square a bit tricky.

I must see if Clark do spare parts for their 10 ton presses. From that statement it's clear why it's bent now - a 10 ton press being used at 11 and 12 tons on regular occasions!

Still, no worries, the Activa is now lovely and quiet again and touch-wood, running lovely.

I wonder how long it'll be before she'll have her next toy throwing session? The book is open :twisted:

Tomorrow I shall fit the new leak-back harness pipe onto the V6 and then all being well I'll have two good Xantias again 8-)

Hopefully next week we'll see the strut tops back from KingAS and we can get the XMs back in action...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 28 Jun 2014, 16:25

Leak back harness pipe ?
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